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Chris Hedges: The Nature of Patriotism

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 4, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the nature of patriotism with West Point graduate and US Army combat veteran, Danny Sjursen.

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Whither America? The nation marks its 244th birthday in troubled circumstances

By Matthew E. Milliken
July 4, 2020

As America celebrates 244 years since it declared independence from Great Britain, I find it hard to be optimistic about the state of the union. 499 more words


Me, several years ago - I can't imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time

By Miguel Juarez, Editor, El Paso News

How are you handling getting your degree right now?

If you are creating art in response to the pandemic, please send us a scan or use your cellphone to create a jpeg and send it to: … 19 more words


Violence is an adaptation

Ever wondered why violent people are violent and mean people are mean? Where’s the connection? Looks like there isn’t any it seems.
But I have visited good families, and ate their bread, and drank their local beer. 584 more words

Thought for the Day: Democracy

“The truth is that the fate of America hangs in the balance in every presidential election. That is the genius of the Constitution. In creating a nation that transfers power every four years, the Framers charged its citizens with the duty of continually redeeming the gift of democracy or risk losing it. 205 more words

Thought For The Day

Some Thoughts about the 4th of July

Even with the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of fireworks and gatherings of spectators (mask or no mask), so we’ll see how it goes. 447 more words